Ken Nevar's Blog

Posted on 05/16/2021
Tips On Resurfacing Your Deck
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
How to Choose the Right Contractor
Photo by Michal Jarmoluk via Pixabay Home décor and styles change all the time. One of the main things to remember before getting ready to completely remodel is choosing the right contractor. Although there are many contractors in the area, making sure they are able to do the job correctly makes all the difference. What are some things...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Increase New Construction Homes' Value by Including Compliant Accessibility Designs
Photo by JESHOOTS.com from Pexels The physical limitations that come with age or disability task existing property owners with making sometimes awkward modifications to existing homes. Although many of these changes are necessary for improved accessibility, bulky ramps in front yards tend to diminish curbside appeal. In terms of resale value, homeowners may be narrowing their buyer demographic...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Would Building An Outdoor Kitchen Increase Your Home's Value?
Photo by Askar Abayev from Pexels Taking out loans for remodeling is an reinvestment into the largest purchase of a lifetime for many - your home. That's why everyday people are tasked with making informed decisions about the most beneficial way to put hard-earned money to work in their homes. These are questions worth considering before hiring a...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Lift Your Home's Mood with Aromatherapy
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 04/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 4650 Hawks Nest Way #104, Naples, FL 34114
Capital CDD paid in full. This beautifully upgraded end unit stays light and bright the entire day. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1-car garage, well maintained. Located on the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac. Enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in amenity-rich Fiddler’s Creek enhanced by a 54,000 square foot club and spa, fitness center with a full-service spa, 3 swimming pools, 2 championship golf courses, 6 tennis courts with 16 competitive tennis teams, 4 pickleball courts, a bocce court, fine dining and casual dining and a full calendar of social activities. Miles of walking, running and biking possibilities. Optional golf, beach club and marina...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Avoid These Common Mortgage Mistakes
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Options for Selling a Home with Water Damage
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Pros & Cons of Buying an Older Home
Image by skeeze from Pixabay For those who embrace a sense of nostalgic charm, older homes have an undeniable allure. The yesteryear designs and attention to detail are often absent in new construction. As attractive as the idea of living in a glorious Victorian or period home may be, it’s also imperative that you take an extra-long look...
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Posted on 03/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 9292 Belle CT #102, Naples, FL 34114
Beautiful water view, 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-car garage, first-floor coach home with a new roof, new impact glass windows and new sliders. New lanai screens and exterior painting to be completed in 2021. Turnkey. Enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in amenity-rich Fiddler’s Creek enhanced by a 54,000 square foot club and spa, fitness center with a full-service spa, 3 swimming pools, 2 championship golf courses, 6 tennis courts with 16 competitive tennis teams, 4 pickleball courts, a bocce court, fine dining and casual dining and a full calendar of social activities. Miles of walking, running and biking possibilities. Optional golf, beach club and...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
DIY Ways to Bring Better Water Efficiency to Your Bathroom
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Water efficiency is good for both the environment and your wallet. Changing habits, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves about 3,000 gallons a year. This is great, but if you want to take it a step further to conserve water, here are four DIY ways to bring better...
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